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Ring, subst. a circle: “like to the Garter's compass, in a r.” Wiv. V, 5, 70. “I'll fear no other thing so sore as keeping safe Nerissa's r.” Merch. V, 307 (quibbling). “ere twice the horses of the sun shall bring their fiery torcher his diurnal r.” All's II, 1, 165. “when that a r. of Greeks have hemmed thee in,” Troil. IV, 5, 193. “make a r. about the corpse,” Caes. III, 2, 162. Caes. III, 2, 162 “like elves and fairies in a r.” Mcb. IV, 1, 42. my father with his bleeding --s (the sockets of the eyes), “their precious stones new lost,” Lr. V, 3, 189. “pray God, your voice, like a piece of uncurrent gold, be not cracked within the r.” Hml. II, 2, 448.*
Especially the gold ornament worn on the fingers: Compl. 6. Compl. 6 Gent. IV, 4, 76. Gent. IV, 4, 76 Gent. IV, 4, 76 Gent. IV, 4, 76 Gent. IV, 4, 76 V, 4, 89. Wiv. III, 4, 104. Err. IV, 3, 69. Err. IV, 3, 69 96 etc. LLL V, 2, 616. Mids. I, 1, 33. Merch. III, 1, 123. III, 2, 173. III, 2, 173 IV, 1, 427 etc. As III, 2, 289.* Shr. Ind. 1, 38. II, 325. IV, 3, 55. All's III, 2, 59 etc. Tw. I, 5, 320 etc. Wint. V, 2, 71. R2 II, 2, 92. H4A III, 3, 162. R3 I, 2, 202. R3 I, 2, 202 H8 V, 1, 151 etc. Tit. II, 3, 227. Rom. III, 2, 142 etc. Hml. III, 2, 162. Lr. III, 1, 47. Cymb. I, 4, 98 etc. Per. V, 3, 39. Proverb: “he that runs fastest gets the r.” Shr. I, 1, 145 (a ring being one of the prizes given in running and wrestling matches).
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